I've never really had fruit flies on the maters...maybe if we let them get overripe and rot on the vine that would happen but have never even seen that before. Maybe where it's more southern climates this happens?
Went out and dug around in the wood chips and leaves to see what I could see...not many worms but lots of little bugs, all the rain we've had is sure helping things to compost, as is the warm weather. Lots and lots of rain here but could still find dry pockets under the leaves, particularly under the mounded up material~mulched leaves, grass clippings, ramial wood chips, manure, larger leaves~over the taters.
Rhubarb is confused and up out of the ground 6-7 in. I just tucked leaves up around it and hope it doesn't die when we finally get really cold weather.
Ordered seeds today...they always cost more than I imagine they will but I've got all I'm planning to plant now. Now I just need to build my cold frame, plant some lettuces, make a ton of seed tapes and wait for spring.
Hope to haul some aged horse manure when all this rain stops...IF it stops. Also hope to plant some garlic and onion seeds if we get a break in the rain.